Optimism from experts as ACT weighs up releasing household contacts from COVID-19 isolation rules

Jasper Lindell
Lucy Bladen
By Jasper Lindell, and Lucy Bladen
April 19 2022 - 7:30pm
The ACT government is expected to make changes to household contact isolation rules, but could require contacts to still wear face masks in public. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

Dropping the week-long household contact isolation rule may not significantly drive up COVID-19 infections in the community, even though more people would be out and about while infectious, experts have said.

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Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.

Lucy Bladen

Lucy Bladen

Reporter Canberra Times

Lucy Bladen has been a journalist at The Canberra Times since 2019. She is an ACT politics and health reporter. Email: l.bladen@canberratimes.com.au